Global Patent Index - EP 0695986 B1

EP 0695986 B1 20000531 - System and method for providing access protection on media storage devices

Title (en)

System and method for providing access protection on media storage devices

Title (de)

System und Verfahren zur Versorgung des Zugriffsschutzes auf Informationsspeichereinrichtung

Title (fr)

Système et méthode pour fournir la protection d'accès aux dispositifs de stockage d'information


EP 0695986 B1 20000531 (EN)


EP 95304641 A 19950703


US 28186894 A 19940727

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0695986A1] A method and system for limiting access to a media storage device such as a tape drive unit. In accordance with the inventive method, a set of control parameters is generated for the device for a given application program. A tape control unit uses the parameters to process commands from the application program and thereby control access to the tape. In an illustrative application, an extent is defined on the tape and controls are defined which govern the type of access permitted within the extent. The system rejects any commands which attempt to access medium outside of the defined extent. Write and formatting commands within the extent are limited and partition changes, loads and unloads are prohibited. <MATH>

IPC 1-7

G06F 1/00

IPC 8 full level

G06F 3/06 (2006.01); G06F 12/14 (2006.01); G06F 21/00 (2006.01); G06F 21/24 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

G06F 21/80 (2013.01 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0695986 A1 19960207; EP 0695986 B1 20000531; CN 1081362 C 20020320; CN 1128374 A 19960807; DE 69517256 D1 20000706; DE 69517256 T2 20001221; JP 3600313 B2 20041215; JP H0855062 A 19960227; KR 100213849 B1 19990802; US 6219726 B1 20010417

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 95304641 A 19950703; CN 95104777 A 19950425; DE 69517256 T 19950703; JP 13525495 A 19950601; KR 19950021741 A 19950722; US 28186894 A 19940727